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400 W. 119th St. (Amsterdam Ave. & Morningside Dr.) Send to Phone
This penthouse overlooking the Columbia University campus presents innovative interpretations of French-Mediterranean cuisine.

Lunch Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Terrace in the Sky, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Terrace in the Sky Restaurant Review

: The penthouse restaurant atop Columbia University's Butler Hall offers jaw-dropping views of northern Manhattan with necklaces of light gracing its bridges. Inside, the sparkling crystal, red roses, softly flickering candles and the harpist create an enchanting backdrop for celebratory dining and romance. A fireplace in the main dining room and a conservatory and bar complement the setting. Chef Jason Potanovich's appetizers range from a duo of smoked and wild king salmon with domestic caviar, heirloom apples and Meyer lemon to cavatelli served with rock shrimp, ricotta salata and lobster velouté. Entrées might include dishes such as black garlic-crusted turbot accompanied by tomato confit, braised escarole, white bean purée and roasted poultry jus or carnaroli risotto with duck confit, acorn squash, wild mushrooms and porcini oil. A wine list of over 300 selections is available, and regular cigar and wine tastings are scheduled. Fans of the striking panorama like to drop up for cocktails and maybe a petite snack.
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